The 21,000 retirees that worked for the city of Detroit could face pension and health care cuts. That’s because in July, Detroit became the largest American city tofile for bankruptcy.Detroit-based independent producer Zak Rosen recently spent some time with both current and retired Detroit Police officers, and brings us their perspective from a weekly Detroit Detectives golf league.
When Jenny Brown was laid off from her job in Oregon, she was offered a job as a captain of a river ferry even though she had no experience with boats. She was happy she found the job, and discovered unexpected benefits.
Millions of us will take to the road this week, headed to Thanksgiving destinations. No matter how bad traffic is, or what goes wrong for us, it almost certainly won’t be as bad as Rick Olson’s trip from Wisconsin to Texas. Also: Bernard Sadow, the man who put wheels on luggage.
Early on in the program we learned that a story doesn’t have to be particularly dramatic in order to be memorable. It started when Angie Anderson wrote to us to say: “I drive from Apex to Durham (North Carolina) every day to work... Every morning, without fail, a little man stands beside the road in front of a ramshackle building and waves. It’s a small, low wave and he waves at every car that passes.”
As common as the head covering is in Muslim countries, it is often criticized by people who view it as a “too visible” exhibition of religion. Many in the West view it as a form of oppression. For the past year, 9-year-old Aliya Suayah has been experimenting with wearing a headscarf.
Birgit Lindemann grew up behind the Berlin Wall. Her uncle would cross the border from West Germany, risking detection by the Stasi, in order to see Birgit's grandmother in the East. Birgit remembers sneaking to her grandmother's house to see her uncle and to take in the smells of cologne and chocolate - things that could not be bought easily in the East. Also in this show: Lessons From Retail